24: The Unaired 1994 Pilot

A video meme that’s going around: “24: The Unaired 1994 Pilot (Jack Bauer saves the world with AOL 3.0).

Don Boudreaux commends it to “those who believe that America’s middle-class has been economically stagnant.” It’s also pretty funny even if you believe no such thing.

via Megan McArdle, who’s recently gotten a new haircut.

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Comments

  1. Classic stuff–and I have never seen 24–the tech jokes are fantastic.

  2. FireWolf says:

    Hilarious! Thanks for that

  3. grampagravy says:

    Of course the middle class hasn’t been stagnant economically. There’s way more debt than there was thirty years ago.

  4. spencer says:

    Of course you might want to look at the actual data and discover that consumer spending on internet connections actually amounts to 0.3% of the typical consumers basket of goods and services.

  5. James Joyner says:

    consumer spending on internet connections actually amounts to 0.3% of the typical consumers basket of goods and services

    But that’s not really the point. Even the lower middle class have richly improved access to information that simply weren’t available even to wealthy Americans a decade ago. That’s something pretty incredible.